As a specific example future energy grids will make extensive use of the integration of ICT technologies.
Critical infrastructures increasingly depend on information and communication technologies with the consequence that cyber security risks are becoming a threat in all types of industry sectors, including energy, automotive, healthcare or production. Every infrastructure provider needs to find answers to critical questions such as:
- What if data is stolen or disclosed? The system is down, out of control, or modified?
- How can I detect misconduct? Or a modification? Or a deletion?
- How can I recover the system from an uncontrollable state?
In response, AIT is offering technologies and tools to strengthen the resilience of critical infrastructures, such as smart grids, to cyber attacks. AIT´s portfolio includes specific risk management approaches for utility providers, processes and guidelines for implementing security in infrastructure environments, as well as security assessment and monitoring solutions.